Newsflash: Shambala has finally closed down. In its place has arrived Californian furniture retailer, H.D. Buttercup.
The 15,000 sq.ft. warehouse-style space is organised into multiple room sets based around five fixed themes – Mid-Century Modern (clean, uncluttered and contemporary); California Coastal (comfortable beach chic); Nomad (a well-travelled, lived-in look); Family (relaxed, family-friendly pieces) and Luxe Living (rich elegance). Pieces fly in from the US every week and major launches occur twice a year for spring/summer and autumn/winter. Rounding off the inventory are two sizeable Timothy Oulton and Sonder Living concessions.
“We offer affordable furnishing solutions with an exceptional level of handiwork,” says General manager, John LaRose. “Our leather armchairs, for example, are full-grain leather with a hand-rubbed finish and springs that have been hand-tied eight ways.”
Complementing the furniture is a dedicated rugs section and a diverse range of artwork, all licensed, certified and limited so you won’t suddenly see your recent purchase in all your friends’ homes. Design consultants are on hand to offer guidance and styling advice, and you can buy anything on the shop floor and take it home there and then. A delivery service is also available.
H.D. Buttercup is open for business, with the grand opening scheduled for later this month. Open daily, from 10am-7:30pm. 2/F, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, 2555 2997, www.hdbuttercup.com